- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Cut 2 small rectangles out of a paper bag (approximately 2" x 4"). We will glue these together to make the fire cracker. Use your paint, crayons, or markers to decorate one side of each paper bag rectangle. You can color it red, white, and blue or however you like.
When your rectangles are ready, flip one of them over and put glue on 3 of the sides, the two long sides and one of the short sides. Place the other rectangle, painted side up, on top of the glue. Make sure the edges line up well. Let the glue dry completely.
Once the glue is dry, cut small pieces from the paper bag scraps; crumple them into small balls; and stuff them into the opening you left in the fire cracker. Stuff just enough to give the fire cracker some shape, but do not over stuff!
Next, cut a 3- to 4-inch piece from a few different colors of metallic chenille stem. Twist one end of the chenille stem pieces together and stick that end into the opening you used to stuff the fire cracker.
Glue the top edge of the fire cracker together. Be generous with the glue so it holds the chenille stem. Pinch the glued edge together for a few minutes, and then set it side to dry completely.
Once all the glue is dry, glue a pin backing onto the tiny, stuffed fire cracker. Your pin is now done and ready to wear.